Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 12 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 25 Apr 2009

Project Name Education Sector Development Program
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 34160-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location To be determined.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Education
Subsector Education Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The ESDP will support the implementation of Uzbekistan's medium-term education and training development plan, commonly designated as National Program for Personnel Training (NPPT), by addressing four major sector-wide challenges, namely (i) modernizing the structure, contents, and processes of education; (ii) improving sector sustainability and efficiency; (iii) reforming governance of education; (iv) providing protection for the poor. The Policy Loan will facilitate the implementation of urgent reform measures affecting the entire sector, while the Project Loan will fund key investments aimed at improving the quality of basic education and sector management practices. The medium-term education policy framework and the associated policy actions of the ESDP collectively address the four major sector challenges. Modernizing the contents and structure of education will involve (i) pursuing ongoing efforts to streamline and simplify the structure of education, (ii) developing modern curricula and educational quality monitoring mechanisms, and (ii) strengthening the teacher education system, in particular through the introduction of distance learning. Sustainability and efficiency of the education sector will be enhanced by (i) redeploying and retraining the administrative staff in line with the decentralization process, (iii) reviewing the service conditions of the education personnel, paying particular attention to those categories working in difficult conditions, (iii) and rationalizing the network of schools and institutions. The governance and management systems of education should be reformed with a view to (i) developing national capacities in the area of policy formulation, planning and financial management, (ii) encouraging community participation in school management, and (iii) supporting the emergence of a nongovernment education sector. Access of the poor to quality education will be protected by (i) an improved targeting public resources towards deprived areas, and (ii) special assistance schemes for vulnerable population groups.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Improvements in the relevance and the quality of education are critical to Uzbekistan's democratization and transition to a market economy. Uzbekistan's education system must also be re-oriented in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. The ESDP will support selected policy interventions, adjustment measures, and critical investments that may otherwise be hampered by resistance to change in the education system or adversely affected by budgetary constraints.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 12
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 23 Nov 2000 to 11 Dec 2000
Management Review Meeting 27 Apr 2001
Approval 06 Dec 2002


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1960 06 Dec 2002 09 Jan 2003 22 Oct 2003 30 Jun 2006 30 Jun 2007 15 Jun 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
22 May 2015 Loan 1960 69,300 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
22 May 2015 Loan 1960 70,000 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1960

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Finance
J. A. Kucharov


Project Website
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